Sorry, but "Live By Night" - directed by Ben Affleck- does not look good

I know, I know. Ever since I have been doing this site I have pretty much been underwhelmed by what Affleck has done as a director. Not a fan of "Gone Baby Gone" and "Argo" I find those films not that visually exciting and Affleck almost parodying some of his influences. I will say that "The Town" features some great action, those heist sequences play like gangbusters, but at the end of the day he was influenced by Michael Mann's "Heat" and Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" with those and it really isn't his own voice.

Now it seems like he's gone the gangster route and, although this could turn out to be a pleasant surprise, the visual style is again a rehash of much of what we've seen in the past. I know someone that went to a test screening and came out underwhelmed by the film. Right now it is expected to com out late December, but this looks like the kind of film that would fit better with a spring 2017 release. "Gangster Squad" anyone?